ICT Policy in critical need of attention in Africa ICT’s potential for political, social and economic transformation of society is not contested and Africa is exploding with a desire to be connected to the rest of the world more than ever. There is evidence that many countries on the continent are investing in ICT in order to reap the benefits.
Information Communication Technologies (ICT’s) are increasingly used by government agencies across the African continent with a view to making their service offerings more widely accessible. E-governance is widely considered a powerful and effective tool in the fight against corruption which it achieves by increasing transparency, efficiency and greater accountability of Government officials.
This guide was developed by The Association for Progressive Communications APC for the project Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The development was supported by Fundación Comunica. The guide is aimed towards providing the national focal points in Peru, Uruguay and Ecuador with guidelines for how Web 2.0 tools can be used to facilitate participatory policy making p...
This book by APC lays out the issues and dispenses with the jargon to encourage more people to get involved in information and communications technology (ICT) policy processes. It is for people who feel that ICT policy is important but don’t know much about it.
APC and the CRIS Campaign have been following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process, and this publication highlights some of the principal issues at stake.